How Hollie Hughes voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should take national action to increase housing affordability so that all Australians have the chance to buy their own home

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18th Jun 2020, 12:00 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19 - Housing and renters' rights

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by NSW Senator Mehreen Faruqi (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

(i) the COVID-19 crisis has further exposed existing inequalities in our broken housing system,

(ii) renters across Australia face eviction as COVID-19 related eviction bans come to an end across states and territories, and

(iii) as the economic crisis continues, more people are at risk of homelessness than ever before;

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) increase funding for emergency housing,

(ii) invest in building more public and community housing which will create construction jobs and apprenticeships, and provide homes for people,

(iii) direct lenders to implement mortgage relief, where needed, with no interest accrual, a ban on foreclosures and a freeze on owners' credit ratings,

(iv) permanently increase income support, and

(v) implement a national plan to end homelessness; and

(c) calls on the National Cabinet to:

(i) implement waivers for rent arrears, with relief for those with rental debts, and

(ii) agree on a national standard of renters' rights and rental laws to protect people from unfair evictions.

No Yes Not passed by a modest majority

How "voted very strongly against" is worked out

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, 0 points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, 0 points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Then, the number gets converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

No of votes Points Out of
Most important votes (50 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 10

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

Agreement score = MP's points / total points = 0 / 10 = 0.0%.

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